Martine Ali, a Brooklyn-based designer known for her silver chain jewelry inspired by the 90s grunge era, is now making waves in the sneaker world. After being featured in a campaign for the recent Converse and Undefeated collaboration on the Converse Weapon, Ali has embarked on a journey with Converse. This collaboration has birthed a bold reinterpretation of the classic Converse Chuck 70, transforming it into a deluxe wedge sneaker that seamlessly blends fashion and streetwear.
The Martine Ali x Converse Chuck 70 Deluxe Wedge stands out with its inventive design, which maintains the Chuck Taylor's signature upper while introducing transformative elements. The sneaker features a sleek, all-leather upper complemented by eye-catching metallic silver eyestays and buttons. The detachable gaiter is a unique addition, which extends the sneaker to a knee-high cut, offering versatility and a statement look. The shoe's interior showcases co-branding that fuses Martine Ali's chain logo with Converse's iconic Chevron, symbolizing the collaboration's harmonious blend of styles. The design is elevated further by a chunky midsole and an audacious wedge heel, redefining the classic Chuck 70 silhouette.
The Martine Ali x Converse Chuck 70 Deluxe Wedge will release December 1, 2023 through Converse, Nike SNKRS, and select retailers. Available in unisex sizing, the retail price is set at $160. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on this release and the latest happenings in sneakers, streetwear, and more.
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